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Stuart Ritchie is a psychologist at King’s College London and the author of Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth
We should be sceptical of claims that most couples could eventually be forced to use assisted reproduction.
Try this one weird trick to track the pandemic.
Blood clot fears are unfounded – stopping vaccination on such shaky grounds does terrible damage to anti-Covid efforts.
No one is arguing that children are at particularly high risk of Covid. The worry is that they might help spread the disease.
In search of a simple answer to the pandemic, Covid-sceptics have put their faith in a drug for which there is no positive evidence.
There are more plausible explanations for the strange events in Havana in 2016 than the development of a new hi-tech communist weapon.
Unlike the 84 coronavirus-related scientific papers that have now been retracted, the tocilizumab study is transparent and plausible.
By refusing to follow the example of Hong Kong on borders, Britain risks squandering its vaccine success.
The UK’s vaccination progress could be undermined without strict border controls to guard against new strains.
Until there is firm scientific evidence we should avoid overblown claims about near-magical substances.